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US Jewish Kids’ Social Media Campaign Helps Feed Hungry Israeli Schoolchildren

According to the Israeli government’s National Insurance Institute, there are 776,500 children living below the poverty line in Israel.

Bacon Emerging as Latest Villain in lawsuits Against US Restaurants

Instead of accepting a free omelet, the offended Jewish woman is suing Denny's for breach of contract and negligent representation, and is asking for monetary damages for emotional and physical distress from having eaten bacon.

Chicago Jewish Deli Owner Posts Weird Nazi Salute on Menu, Starts WW3

Morelli, who admits that his own family members are having trouble understanding his ideas, invites anyone who disagrees with him to come to his deli, sit down and talk about it.

4 UK Soldiers Charged With Neo-Nazi, Terror Activities

"We can confirm that a number of serving members of the Army have been arrested under the Terrorism Act for being associated with a proscribed far right group."

On Eve of Visit to Munich, Rivlin Warns ‘There Still Those Who See Massacre...

"There can be no apologizing for terror. Terror must be condemned unequivocally, everywhere."

Israeli ZAKA Volunteers Working with Jewish, Christian Communities on Recovery from Hurricane Harvey

After an initial briefing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and with the Orthodox Union which is coordinating the volunteers within the Jewish community in Houston, the ZAKA team set out to work.

Jerusalem Shabbat Public Transportation Project in Danger of Closing

The main contributor to the project has ceased all his support, because of his own financial trouble.

Israel Donates $1M to Help Houston Post-Harvey

"From talks we’ve had with heads of the community and Israel’s Consul General we learned the damage is vast, and the rehabilitation will take years."

New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past

A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.

Netanyahu Calls to Increase Number, Quality of Bible Studies Teachers

"I do exactly as I say: 'I practice what I preach'," Netanyahu said; he holds a weekly Bible study class at his official residence in Jerusalem.

Chief Rabbi: Sephardim Will Desecrate Shabbat for Soccer

"Woe," he said. "What if there were soccer on Shabbat? There will be soccer everywhere. People will come in their cars."

As US Anti-Semitism Flourishes, ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Calls to Boycott ‘Birthright’ Visits to...

At a time when the number of violent anti-Semitic assaults taking place in the United States is rising dramatically, programs such as Birthright and Nefesh B'Nefesh are crucial to facilitate the immigration of American Jews to Israel as the most obvious remedy

Chabad to Provide Kosher Food, Services, to Jews Attending Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Daily Torah seminars exploring the Jewish message behind sports and the meaning of competition will take place at one of the two Pyeongchang Chabad centers and at the Jewish room in the Olympic Village.

Queens Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz Dead at 45, Embodied ‘All That’s Good in an Elected...

He made the news recently when he attacked the Queens Museum in his district for canceling a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the UN vote to establish a Jewish state in then Palestine.

Jewish Billionaire Donates ‘Twice Chai’ Millions to Help Houston

In 2014, Dell donated $1.8 million to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces.

Book: Pope Francis Saw Jewish Therapist

The Pope criticizes Europe's attitude about the migration of asylum seekers from the Middle east.

They Were Supposed to Have Their Wedding in Houston this Sunday

“It was really hashgacha pratis [divine providence] because we had all this food, a lot more supplies than we usually have on hand, so we were able to make dinner” for many more people."

Jewish Community of Hebron Gains Municipality Status

"The Jews deserve to build in Hevron within the Jewish property."

Watch: Haredi-Religious IDF Soldiers Make Siyum at Western Wall (Kotel)

“It’s important to know how to integrate the safety of the Jewish nation and her spirituality."

European Jews Worry About Rising Anti-Semitism (Again) in Poland

The EJC is specifically raising a red flag about the deteriorating relationship between Poland's government and the Jewish community.

Rabbinical Court Rejects Messianic Jews’ Appeal for Halakhic Wedding

This was the first time the Rabbinical Court in Israel was required to deal with the halakhic status—for the purpose of being eligible for a rabbinical marriage—of Jews who believe in Jesus.

BDS Jordan Celebrates 3 Years of Biting Israeli Hand that Feeds Them

BDS Jordan started in 2014, when 10 Jordanian women came together to “reactivate the boycott weapon.”

Another Japanese Pol Lost in Translation: DPM Apologizes for Defending Hitler

After someone over in Tokyo had shown him the light, Aso realized “it was inappropriate that I cited Hitler as an example and I would like to retract that.”

Tillerson Gives In, Will Appoint Anti-Semitism Czar with $130,000 Budget and 1 Staff

As late as June, Tillerson wasn’t sure the State Department should have a special anti-Semitism envoy, saying he was concerned the role could actually take attention away from the efforts to fight anti-Semitism.

OU, RCA, Raising Funds, Encouraging Prayers, to Help Houston’s Jews

In parts of the Houston area, the slow-moving tropical storm Harvey has set a record for rainfall from a single storm anywhere in the continental United States, with 51.88 inches since the storm began. According to the Harris County Flood Control District, as much as 30% of Harris County’s 1,800 square miles of land is flooded.

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